Monday, July 27, 2009

Halo Anime Announced

A trailer for an anime based on the Halo game franchise was shown at Comic-Con last week. The anime is called Halo Legends, and will be a collection of short stories similar to The Animatrix and Batman Gotham Knight. Microsoft will be showing previews on XBox Live this fall with the full DVD and Digital download release coming in 2010.

You can view the trailer at Game Trailers

Anyone looking forward to this? If it does well it might rekindle the live action movie project.


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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Viz Shonen Sunday Site Up

Viz Media launched the website for their new Shonen Sunday imprint. The site will feature the following manga to read for free online Arata: The Legend, Hyde and Closer, Kekkaishi, Maoh: Juvenile Remix, and RIN-NE. More titles will be added later.

From the Shonen Sunday website,
This website will be providing you with free official online serializations of several series from Weekly Shonen Sunday in Japan (in English, of course) as well as other nifty extra stuff. There should be something new for you to read every week


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New DVD and Manga Purchases

A few weeks ago Right Stuf had a 40% off sale on Bandai Entertainment products. Took the opportunity to pick up Lucky Star DVD vol 6 and the first volume of the manga. I really liked the cover of the DVD with Konata and her Dad on an outing being watched over by Kanata.

Also picked up Kanon volumes 3, 4, and 6 which they currently have for 7.00 each.

Went to Wal-mart Tuesday and got the Watchmen Blu-ray. This was a really good movie. If you haven't seen it then I highly recommend it.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

I won $100

I just won $100.00 from Blingo! Blingo is a search engine that gives out prizes just for doing searches. The search results aren't as good as Google, and this is the first win I've had in over a year using it. But it's worth using every now and then just to see if you might win something. Plus every day you search gets you 1 entry into a drawing to win 100,000 a week for a year. Another nice feature of Blingo is if you refer someone and they win one of the instant win prizes by searching then you win the same prize. That means Brent from OLS also won $100.00

Now I can defiantly afford that Ichigo Morino Dakimakura I was eyeing at J-List.

Image from I'm not alone


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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Eureka 7 Movie in Theaters

NCM Fathom and Bandai Entertainment will be presenting "Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers" in theaters for one night only Sept 24 at 730PM. The movie will be English dubbed and like previous Fathom events feature a behind the scenes segment after the movie. Advanced tickets go on sale August 21.

"Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers" is a re-imaging of the series and not a continuation. Synopsis from the NCM website:

For almost half a century, mankind has battled a mysterious organism from space called “EIZO.” In 2054, there is a young soldier on board the fighter aircraft commanded by Holland, GEKKO, of the renegade group GEKKOSTATE, who is battling EIZO. The young soldier’s name is Renton. He boards Nirvash and heads for the battlefield. He has only one dream: to rescue his childhood friend, Eureka, who was kidnapped eight years ago and return to his hometown. Fate, however, brings tribulations to test the young love between Renton and Eureka --mission and emotion, truth and lie, past and future, life and death, reality and dream and even Holland – the entire world stand in the way of the two as the final battle with EIZO approaches…


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Monday, July 13, 2009

School Days Episode 1 Patch Released

Sekai Project has released their fan translation patch for the Visual Novel School Days from Overflow. School Days is a very unique Visual Novel as it uses full animation to tell the story, as opposed to the static images other VN's use. This patch only translates Episode 1, but Sekai Project hopes to have Episode 3 or 4 out by the end of the year.

Image from Wikipedia


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Friday, July 10, 2009

Shuffle! Release Date Announced

Mangagamer has posted the release date for their translation of Shuffle!. It will be released Aug. 15 and cost 49.99 Euros, or about $70.00 US.

And in other Shuffle! news has posted a message from Heklin regarding the fan translation of Shuffle!. In the letter he says he was in jail here in the US and the PC with the translation on it was at his home in Japan. But know that he's out and off probation he plans to start work on the translation again for the sake of people who may have bought the Japanese version of Shuffle! expecting a fan translation to be released. He also plans to continue work on Tick! Tack!, and Really! Really!.

Image from Anime Wallpapers


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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Odd Products From Japan

Was checking out the new product feed for J-List and came across this somewhat disturbing USB mascot. You simply plug Rocky into your USB port on your PC or laptop, and he will start doing crunches until you unplug him. That's not whats disturbing about it though. I mean does it look to anyone else like your plugging his dolphin into the USB port? And Rocky isn't the only character you can purchase.

You can also get Apollo Creed

Mr. T's Clubber Lang

And the most disturbing of all 3 different versions of Elmo.

Elmo White Shirt

Elmo Yellow Shirt

Elmo Blue Shirt


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The Girl At The Video Game Store

In commemoration of Attack of the Show's 1000th episode, song writer Parry Gripp recorded a new song featuring AOTS hosts Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn. The name of this song is "The Girl at the Video Game Store", with Oliva starring as the "Girl" and Kevin on drums. The song is actually quite good.

Congratulations, AOTS on your 1000th show. I hope you have 1000 more.


Down at the mall.
Is the one who's got it all
The answer to my prayers
Just two doors down from Sears

I was surprised
Because they mostly higher guys
She's the girl
She's the girl at the video game store

She's smart and she's sweet
And she knows all of the cheats
Her thumbs are lightening fast
At Tekken she'll beat your ass

She was nice to me
She helped me buy my Wii
She's the girl
She's the girl at the video game store

I was alone
playing by myself
Oh and I was alone
There must be something else

Then she gave me her code
Now she's on my friend list
Oh my heart
I hope this joy is never endin'

I was alone
Playing by myself
Oh and I was alone
There must be something else

Then she gave me her code
Now she's on my friend list
Oh my heart
I hope this joy is never endin'

(Olivia - You should really get the membership card. It's only $15. And, it comes with a free magazine subscription)

(Guy - I totally want that.)

She was nice to me
She's my Final Fantasy
She's the girl
She's the girl at the video game store
She's the girl at the video game store
She's the girl at the video game store


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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

New Manga and a Game


Picked up some new manga. Bought the Fruits Basket Ultimate Edition Vol 2, which is a hard back and contains volumes 3 and 4 of the manga. Also bought Rosario+Vampire volume 4, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya volume 3, Negima!? Neo volume 2, and the final issue of Shojo Beat




Got Prince of Persia for the Xbox 360 for only 14.98. The Monroe, LA Target had it on clearance. Played it up to the Concubine boss, and it's a pretty good game so far. Never played any of the other Prince of Persia games, so don't really know how it compares.


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Shana Season 3 and OVA Announced

It has been announced that the anime series "Shakugan no Shana" will continue with a OVA followed by a 3rd season. "Shana" is about a girl named Shana who fights Denizen's of the Crimson Realm. During one such battle a boy named Yuji is killed, but because his body contains a special treasure he does not disappear from the world like others who are killed by Denizens. Shana decides to protect Yuji because she knows the Denizens will try and take the treasure from him and use it to further their evil goals. Spending time Yuji though begins to unlock feelings within Shana she is not familiar with, having been raised from a young age solely to fight Denizens.

I only recently watched season 1 of "Shana" and am glad they plan on giving the series a conclusion, and not leaving it open as some shows do when the manga continues on past where the anime ended.

Nakayama Nobuhiro says about the upcoming OVA and 3rd season in the current issue of Animedia.

We launched “Shana Project” with a view to ending the Shana anime series. Before moving on to the third season, we need to describe the backgrounds and the relationships between the characters more in detail. So the project began with the OVA series.

Source Just Moe
Image from Gir's Anime Blog

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Monday, July 06, 2009

Trigun Movie Trailer

The trailer for the Trigun Movie was shown at AX'09. The movie will be an orginal story and is still in production. Try to ignore the guy trying to read the Japanese text, as he is quite annoying.

Image from Deedee-Biafra

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

New Mangagamer licenses

Mangagamer has announced the acquisition of the Visual Novel Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.

'Higurashi when they cry'

We proudly anouce that we have started the localozation of 'Higurashi when they cry'. We have been getting a lot of requests from MangaGamer's fans to localize the title. We are very excited and happy to be able to relaese this best seller title from

We target to release the title by the end of October. Please stay close with our release schedule.

According to Mangagamer has also acquired the rights to Shuffle!. That's two really high profile games that I thought would never see the light of day officially in English. I can't say I'm a huge fan of the download only policy of Mangagamer, prefer to own the box, but if they do a good job with these two titles I might change my mind.


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Nitro+ Partners With JAST USA

At the JAST USA panel at Anime Expo, JAST announced some big news concerning new licenses. They have formed a partnership with Nitro+ to bring Nitro's games to the US. The first two titles to come out of this partnership will be Demonbane (Early 2010) and Jingai Makyou (Summer 2010). JAST has also licensed the Yukkuri Panic Series.

Other news from AX was the progress of current JAST titles.

Kazoku Keikaku: Gold, out by end of month
Catgirl:Fall 2009 (Sept/Oct)
Raidy 2: Winter 2009 (Dec)
Cleavage: On hold
Downhill 1: Fall

You can read more on the Nitro+ partnership at the official English website

Image from Wasuremono


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